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Man's Greatest Food

Man's Greatest Food

  • Premiered: 
    October 11, 2017
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  • Network: Cooking Channel
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Countdown
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: food, restaurant, travel

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Plot Synopsis

In MAN'S GREATEST FOOD, Roger Mooking sets out on a culinary odyssey around the United States on the ultimate search for the country's best food, presenting the top 15 offerings in America. Each one-hour episode focuses on a different type of food, including barbecue, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, pork, pizza, hamburgers, and more. In the season opener, Roger cannot resist the sweet, succulent smoky goodness of barbecue as he canvases the country on the lookout for the 15 best barbecue dishes wherever he can find them. For as long as there has been fire, man has been barbecuing over it. Brisket, chicken, whole hog, mutton, and even a breakfast taco are just a few of the saucy delights to be found when fire, meat, and seasoning intersect in juicy perfection. In a subsequent episode, Roger presents the top 15 pizza offerings in the whole country, it's bound to be a revelation. From the paper-thin crusts of New York, to the wood-fired ovens of the west coast, to the bottomless deep dish of Chicago, and with toppings many have never even considered, being called the best finally puts pizza on the pedestal it deserves. Later in the season, Roger travels America to reel in the 15 very best seafood dishes. Freshness is key and location matters. From the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific coast, down deep in the bayou, and high in the Rockies, there's no limit to what seafood lovers will do to sink their teeth into nature's delectable all you can eat buffet. Shrimp, lobster, snapper, or grouper, and fried, steamed, baked, or smoked, no oyster shell is left unturned. In yet another episode, Roger searches the country for the top 15 finest cuts and the most perfect intersections of meat, seasoning, and fire. In the culinary world of signature meals, nothing else compares to the sensory experience of steak. There's the sizzle, the beefy aroma, the flowing juices, the red marbleized texture practically begging for the cut of the knife. And then finally it's allowed to melt in the mouth.

The sophomore season of MAN'S GREATEST FOOD premiered on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. In the season opener, "Beef," Roger showcases 12 of the tastiest beef dishes in restaurants across America from traditional Philly cheesesteaks and ribs to juicy steaks and entire steers. He's hanging out in the kitchen with beef-loving chefs and learning everything there is to know about each cut of beef. Together, they'll create some of the best beef-centric recipes in the country and reveal all of their steer-crazy secrets. In subsequent episodes Roger focuses on chicken, comfort food, spicy foods, fried foods, and Tex-Mex. After a six-week break, MAN'S GREATEST FOOD returned with new episodes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9pm ET/6pm PT. In the mid-season premiere, "Breakfast," Roger is checking out the best combinations of eggs, gravy, breakfast meat and fried dough that make up the 12 greatest breakfasts in the country. He's hanging out in the kitchen with chefs learning all their secrets on how to get the day started right with a nice, hearty meal.

Cooking Channel premiered the third season of MAN'S GREATEST FOOD on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The season opener, "Tacos," follows Roger as he scours the country for the 15 best tacos around. The options for fillings range from pork to fish to alligator in hard, soft and even puffy shells.
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, Cooking Channel premiered the fourth season of MAN'S GREATEST FOOD. In the Season 4 opener, "Killer Combos," Roger explores the foods that are just too good together to be kept apart, showcasing 15 culinary combinations that make mouths water and hearts race. From an extraordinary take on chicken and waffles to a handmade root beer float, a ridiculously good raclette and an unforgettably gourmet spaghetti and meatballs, America's best chefs reveal their secrets to crafting the most-killer combos imaginable.